Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (4-year Full-time) (Year 1 / Year 3 Admission)

We let students have a deeper insight on social poverty and minority groups. Our “community-based” teaching model emphasizes the practical skills in reality. 800 hours of fieldwork studies and 100 hours of pre-fieldwork training sessions enable students to become responsible, committed and competent social workers in future.




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Mr. LEUNG, Wing Yu — Chairman of BSW Advisory Committee

Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education offers a “community-based” teaching model, emphasizing the importance of social work expertise and skills in community practice. On one hand, students will learn theoretical knowledge from courses. On the other hand, they can get in touch with individual problems and social issues in Shamshuipo where the College is located. Students will learn the knowledge, analyze problems and utilize community resources to enhance the mutual support and care among residents. This kind of experiential learning will enable students to master the integration of theory and practice, and help them to become responsible, committed and competent social workers in future.

Programme Objectives

The Programme Objectives set out to enable students to:

  1. develop independent learning skills for life;
  2. think analytically, creatively and critically, solve problems and make ethical decisions;
  3. communicate effectively in English in international settings and in English and Chinese (exempting non-Chinese-speaking students) in bi-literate and trilingual settings;
  4. work independently and in a team, employing effective social and interpersonal skills;
  5. become increasingly aware of local, national, global, social, economic, cultural and governmental issues;
  6. use information technology effectively for communication, learning and professional purposes;
  7. provide students with a sound foundation of knowledge in social work, related disciplines and theories of social work intervention;
  8. equip students to apply their specialist knowledge in a range of social welfare settings, particularly in the context of community-based engagement;
  9. help students develop the professional qualities and values possessed by effective social workers; and
  10. cultivate among students an appreciation of the importance of lifelong learning so that they are able to contribute to the continuous development of the social work profession.


Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  1. plan and conduct investigations into problems and issues, critically analyzing and evaluating the relevant information found, and sharing or presenting the findings to an audience;
  2. show critical thinking and/or creativity in solving familiar and unfamiliar problems, formulating evidence-based responses, meeting any specified standard required;
  3. demonstrate the ability to read and listen to extended information, organize the information provided coherently, convey the ideas, which may be complex, in speaking and writing effectively;
  4. demonstrate the ability to discuss and work with others in a group, create opportunities for others to contribute, and accept responsibility and accountability for the outcomes of the group;
  5. demonstrate in discussion and in writing a good understanding of social, economic, cultural and governmental organizations and issues in local, national, international and global contexts;
  6. use information technology and applications effectively for learning, problem-solving and creative activity, and to support effective communication;
  7. demonstrate a clear understanding of a broad range of social science theories dealing with the biological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental phenomena that impact on social work practice;
  8. integrate and apply knowledge and skills for effective social work intervention, particularly in the context of community-based engagement;
  9. demonstrate values and attitudes which align with the value base of the social work profession and its ethical standards and principles; and
  10. show the potential to become life-long learners who through professional self-development are able to contribute throughout their careers to improving the effectiveness of the social work profession as a whole.

QF Information



QF Level: 5


QR Registration No.: 18/000254/L5
Registration Validity Period: 1/9/2018 – 31/8/2028

Incubation for Lifelong Learning Scheme

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Admission Requirements

Year-1 Entry

HKDSE Qualifications

  • Obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language; Level 2 in Mathematics; ‘Attained’ in Citizenship and Social Development, and in one Elective subject or one Applied Learning subject in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) (332A2); OR

Associate Degree / Higher Diploma Qualifications

  • Obtained an Associate Degree qualification in a discipline which is not relevant to the programme with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and with a GPA of 2.0 or better in Chinese and English subjects; OR
  • Successfully completed the first year of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma with Cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 ; OR

Other Qualifications

  • Obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English, and one additional Advanced Level (AL) subject or two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and obtained 5 passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), including English Language and Chinese Language; OR
  • Obtained International Baccalaureate (IB) with minimum of 28 points with a Grade 4 or above in English Standard Level of Syllabus (A1, A2 or B); OR
  • Mature applicants aged 21 or above; OR
  • Obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year-3 Entry

  • Possessing an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in social work programme recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0.

All applicants are required to pass an admission interview.

Tuition fees (2024/25 intake)

Students who meet the eligibility of The Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) can receive tuition fee remission of HK$34,390 in 2024/25 Academic Year. For details, please visit the NMTSS website:

Tuition fee for Year 1 entrants: 

  • HK $ 82,250 per year (2 installments)
  • HK $ 47,860 per year (2 installments) for successful NMTSS applicants

Tuition fee for Year 3 entrants: 

  • HK $ 92,270 per year (2 installments)
  • HK $ 57,880 per year (2 installments) for successful NMTSS applicants

Both NMTSS applicants and non-NMTSS applicants can apply for financial assistance with the Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency in respect of the actual amount of tuition fees payable. For details, please visit:

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